This Astros Player Came to the 4th Inning Looking ... Different

Alex Bregman decided to shave his mustache right in the middle of the game
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2018 11:40 AM CDT
This Astros Player Came to the 4th Inning Looking ... Different
The Houston Astros' Alex Bregman (2) celebrates with Jose Altuve after hitting a game-winning double to score two runs against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game on June 18, 2018, in Houston. The Astros won 5-4.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Hair today, gone … by the fourth inning? That's what happened with the Houston Astros' Alex Bregman Sunday during his team's game against the Kansas City Royals. reports the third baseman got a walk in the second inning, then didn't come to the plate again until the fourth inning, at which point some people noticed he looked … different. Bregman had shaved his mustache (see the comparison photos here), with the Astros' Instagram account noting: "Sometimes you just need to switch things up." If you're seeking profound answers to this MLB mystery, you won't get very far with Bregman himself. After the game, when asked about the hair-removing happening, Bregman told KTRK, "I just shaved it." (More Houston Astros stories.)

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